Doug Gatewood

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Doug Gatewood
Doug Gatewood.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 1
Former Member
In office
1999 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Doug Gatewood is a former Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 1 from 1999 to 2013. He has previously served as mayor and city council member in Columbus.[1]

Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed Gatewood to serve on the Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, which encourages technology based economic development. Additionally, he has been a small business owner for over 30 years, and has also been active in the local Chamber of Commerce and Lyons Club.

Policy Positions

Gatewood refused to take Project Vote Smart's Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[2]

  • H 5003 Kansas constitutional amendment; equal rights; no discrimination based on sex. 01/23/2009[3]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gatewood served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gatewood served on the following committees:



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gatewood ran for re-election to the 1st District seat against Michael Houser (R). Gatewood had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Houser won Election Day ballots 2468 to Gatewood’s 2394, but Gatewood had a 96-vote lead election night because of advance ballots. Gatewood received 456 advance votes to Houser’s 286. On November 8, 2010, Houser asked for a recount.[4]

The final tally after the recount came to: Gatewood with 2907 to Houser's 2828.[5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Gatewood (D) 2,907
Michael Houser (R) 2,828


On November 4, 2008, Gatewood was re-elected to the 1st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives with no opposition.[6] He raised $28,613 for his campaign.[7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 1
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Gatewood (D) 7,564 100%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Gatewood received $35,745 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[8]


In 2008, Gatewood collected $28,613 in donations.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Crossland Jr., Ivan $1,000
Webb, Richard $1,000
Heckert Construction $1,000
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000

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Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-7698


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Political offices
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 1
Succeeded by
Michael Houser (R)